Assange release welcomed but case 'casts long shadow'

By Kanishka Singh and Kate Holton
Updated June 25 2024 - 9:35pm, first published 9:33pm
Julian Assange's prosecution had grave implications for press freedom, a rights advocate says. (AP PHOTO)
Julian Assange's prosecution had grave implications for press freedom, a rights advocate says. (AP PHOTO)

Free speech organisations have welcomed the news of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's release from jail in Britain but say the US case has set a bad precedent for journalism.

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